CATEGORY: Archaeology
Relics of Ancient ‘Skull Cult’ Uncovered in Turkey
June 28, 2017

Researchers think carved skull fragments discovered at Göbekli Tepe, a famous Neolithic site in southeastern Turkey, are evidence of a new form of skull cult. Read More

There’s Now a Database of Cultural Sites in Danger. It has 20,000 Entries
June 8, 2017

From a wonder of the world to the seat of a Bronze Age kingdom, explore 10 of the thousands of historic sites currently threatened by conflict, looting, construction or other causes. Read More

Lithuanian Mummies Reveal Their Secrets to Scientists
June 5, 2017

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3,500-year-old Mummy Surprise Found in Egypt
April 19, 2017

Egyptian archaeologists have made a remarkable discovery near the famed Valley of the Kings. Read More

Ice-Age Village in Canada is One of Oldest North American Settlements
April 6, 2017

Archaeologists on British Columbia’s Triquet Island have excavated an ancient settlement dating back some 14,000 years, to the last ice age. Read More

3,700-Year-Old Pyramid May Yield Clues to Tomb Evolution
April 4, 2017

The remains of a pyramid, believed to have been 3,700 years ago, have been found in Egypt. Read More

Danish Viking Tomb Reveals Unprecedented Gems
March 27, 2017

An elaborate gilded horse bridle belonging to a high-status Viking that was recently uncovered in Jutland, Denmark may be one of the most important findings of all time. Read More

Cracking the World’s Oldest Cold Case
March 27, 2017

Using all the information scientists know about the extraordinary Copper Age mummy Ötzi the Iceman, a police detective assembled a detailed picture of his murder. Read More

Where is Matthew Flinders’ Body?
March 20, 2017

The English explorer, one of Australia’s greatest heroes, is believed to be among some 61,000 bodies set to be exhumed in London to make way for a new high-speed railway. Read More

Crusader Shipwreck Tells a Golden Knights’ Tale
March 17, 2017

A sunken ship and its cargo discovered in Israel’s Bay of Haifa appears to provide evidence of a dramatic escape attempt during the fall of the Crusader city of Acre in 1291. Read More